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December 2, 2011

Kalchina Vankaya Pachadi ~ Roasted Eggplant Chutney Recipe

Vankaya Kalchina Pachadi ~ Smoky Eggplant / Brinjal Chutney
 Ingredients :
  • Large Eggplant : 1
  • Coriander Seeds : 1 tbsp
  • Urad Dal : 1 tbsp
  • A pinch of Fenugreek Seeds
  • Dried Red Chillies : 8
  • Tamarind : Small lemon sized
  • Oil : 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
For Seasoning :
  • Mustard Seeds : 1/4 tsp
  • Urad Dal : 1/4 tsp
  • Chana Dal : 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves : 1 small sprig
  • A pinch of hing
  • Oil : 1 tsp
~ Large Eggplant ~
Method :

1. Soak the tamarind in water and set aside. 

2. Coat the eggplant with oil. Place the eggplant directly on the stove flame and roast until the eggplant black and soft. 

3. Remove eggplant to a plate and let it cool completely. 

4. Meanwhile, heat two teaspoons of oil in a pan. Add the coriander seeds, urad dal and fenugreek seeds and fry until golden brown color. Then add the red chillies and fry for a minute. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool. 

5. Gently peel the eggplant with your hands and discard the stem. 

6. Grind the roasted spices and tamarind into a fine mixture. Then add the eggplant and salt to it and pulse a couple of times. 

7. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Heat oil in pan for seasoning. 

8. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal and let them splutter. When the seeds stop popping, add the curry leaves and hing. Stir for a few seconds and turn off the flame. 

9. Add this popu / tadka to the chutney and mix well. 

10. Serve with dosa, roti or rice. 
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  1. Egg plant chutney looks awesome. Delicious preparation dear.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. different and tempting recipe for me never tried this way.
    pl visit Wan's blog. there is guest post of my blog


  3. Tangy and Spicy chutney..... looks yummy...

  4. so delicious preparation with eggplant.......awesome dear

  5. awesome and delicious simple brinjal chutney

  6. I liked the pics, The curry is also great

  7. I love this eggplant chutney a lot. looks tempting.

  8. Lovely recipe and wonderful click..looks bright and beautiful.

  9. I love eggplant chutney and this looks superb :)

  10. Egg plant chutney looks very yummy..

  11. Very nice preparation with equally nice clicks.

  12. Oh! you are making my tummy growl Hari Chandana!!, I love egg plant so much, Roasted form is the best... some times we add Dosakya (raw) pieces also to this...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  13. Pushpa @ tasteasyoucookDecember 3, 2011 at 6:29 AM

    Spicy and fantastic chutney.

  14. My mom does this chutney pretty often chandana. Its combo with dosa is out of the world. Nice prep dear.

  15. Chutney looks so deliious and tempting. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  16. This looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

  17. The chutney looks so inviting..yummy

  18. Lip smacking chutney!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  19. Looks very delicious...am trying this out now:-)

  20. Looks so tempting...yummy it looks anything with brinjal I am in :)

  21. This looks scrumptious, really! That chana dal seasoning is so soo tempting me, ha.

  22. Truly inviting ,super delicious pachadi.

  23. looks very tempting and delicious. Lovely dish.

  24. Very interesting chutney. I have tagged you and for details please visit my blog. http://gayathriscookspot.blogspot.com/2011/12/7-links-challenge.html

  25. this is a lovely recipe-looks totally delish

  26. Superb chutney..drool,nice one dear

  27. very delicious and tasty eggplant chutney..would be great eaten with steaming iddles:)

  28. Want make it soon...so tempting...


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